UPDATE: Jindal Signs Cigarette Butt Littering Bill Into Law

Published 05/13 2014 11:32AM

Updated 05/20 2014 12:00PM

UPDATE: Governor Jindal has signed a bill into law that makes it illegal to toss your cigarette butt out of a car window.

A first offense carries a $300 fine and eight hours of community service in a litter cleanup program.

A second offense would cost $700 and require 16 hours of community service. On a third offense, violators could give up their driver's licenses for a year, pay a $1,500 fine and 80 hours of community service.



Baton Rouge -- Lawmakers have approved a bill that makes it illegal to toss your cigarette butt out of a car window.

The bill now moves to Governor Jindal for his signature.

A first offense carries a $300 fine and eight hours of community service in a litter cleanup program.

A second offense would cost $700 and require 16 hours of community service. On a third offense, violators could give up their driver's licenses for a year, pay a $1,500 fine and 80 hours of community service.

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